Monday, January 31, 2011

Colin Firth Grabs 2nd Best Actor Award

So Dashing!

The ever wonderful Colin Firth landed a second Best Actor Award at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech.

Congratulations for a job well done!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The King's Speech

I saw The King’s Speech with members of my local JASNA group and I have always been a fan of Colin Firth, but I could not say enough about the little film that could. Colin Firth, quite simply, is extraordinary to watch. In fact, you feel like you are a voyeur intruding on personal moments. There were times I felt uncomfortable watching King George VI struggle because A) Colin Firth is that good and B) they were such relatable moments that one cannot help but identify with his situation. Simply put this film is breathtaking. I recommend that if you have not already seen this film that you should. It is not to be missed.

The little film that could has achieved the following:

Best Actor Winner- Colin Firth at Golden Globes

Best Picture Producer’s Guild of America Award

12 Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director

14 BAFTA Award Nominations: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director

4 Screen Actor Guild Awards: Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress

Did I mention the Jane Austen reunion which takes place in this film? Colin Firth, our amazing Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (1995), Jennifer Ehle (Lizzy Bennet) and David Bamber (Mr. Collins). That made me squeal as well. How lovely.

Any Harry Potter fans out there (stupid question), Timothy Spall plays the role of Winston Churchill, but you may remember him as Wormtail in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In addition, Helena Bonham Carter who plays Queen Elizabeth is Bellatrix Black in the Harry Potter films.

If there are not enough good reasons to go see The King’s Speech then go see the film because it is simply amazing.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a gentleman and an officer

While I have no illusions of grandeur in having my story staring Colonel Fitzwilliam and my heroine Lady Grace MacKenna ever published, I have to take a moment to let you know about a new book portraying the bromance of Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mr. Darcy. My copy of Karen Wasylowski's book will arrive at my doorstep tomorrow. I am eagerly anticipating this read. I have been fortunate enough to read excerpts of this book (Thanks to and the preview on Amazon) and I was impressed by what I read and so I just know that it is going to be an excellent read. Plus, the cover is to die for. Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a gentleman and an officer (9781402245947): Karen Wasylowski: Books

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Grace's Song

This song represents Grace's feelings on her being 'compromised'. Happier times will be ahead for our heroine.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

George Wickham Has A Theme!

George Wickham has always thought highly of himself. Now, he has a theme song to describe just what he thinks of himself.

Enjoy! When I heard it I thought it fit one of our favorite Austen bad boys so well.

Lady Grace Finds Out George Wickham's Secret

George Wickham decived Lady Grace and now she's telling her story.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nickel Creek 'Jealous of the Moon' Live session

This is the song that inspired the scene where Colonel Fitzwilliam first see’s Lady Grace at the ball. It seemed so fitting for that moment and the both of them. Enjoy a piece of my inspiration.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What is George Wickham up to?

For those of you who have been following George Whickham in my story, Saving Grace; I have a question to pose to you all.

As the author of the story I know my plans for our favorite villian Mr. Whickham, but what do you think Whickham may be up too?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.

The author!